Mobile applications are the latest trend; the situation is similar as it used to be with WEB 2.0, several years ago. Our company has been engaged in the website and application for mobile devices for a long time. Mobile application design is similar to the design of websites optimized for mobile devices.
iPhone / iOS Application Design
Applications for iPhone or iOS platform are specific due to its approval process before they can be added to the AppStore. During the approval process, the functionality, design and user suitability is reviewed.
An application should be specific and unique; it should be easy to control by user and be easier to access than a website. Applications programmed in HTML 5 allow the storage of local data, that is, the application can run even offline.
Android Application Design
Applications for Android do not have to pass through the approval process. Unlike with the iOS platform, Android devices vary enormously: each device has got different screen resolution, processor performance and memory capacity. These differences significantly complicate the testing of applications.
The current market diversification has been gradually balanced; but the number of Android platform devices begins to exceed the iOS platform devices. As each of these platforms is using a different language, there is a need to create programmes for both of them. Our company has decided to follow the path of multiplatform applications that can be simply transferred from one system to another. Currently, the supported platforms are:
- iPhone / iPad / iOS
- Windows Phone 7
To a limited extend, it is possible to create applications for BlackBerry and Symbian.